I’m so excited for Thanksgiving later this week. I’m already preparing the food for all of our family to come together at our house. Our family does have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but we have a few additions that many other families probably don’t. I do about 95% of the cooking which is a lot of work, but also so rewarding. I love seeing everyone come together and enjoy a good meal while enjoying each other’s company. My turkey is special and a tradition…because….it is covered in bacon. Yes, I know, BACON (that’s my turkey from last year…yep, I went there…you’re drooling). I think if I tried to make it any other way my family would disown me! We have the sides, you know, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes…all of that, but we also have some traditional New Mexican food. That’s right, I feel like in New Mexico we have our own class of food.
I will make chile to put on the turkey along with a crock pot full of posole. While this is traditionally a Christmas food, my family loves it so much, I always make some up to serve to our guests. I’m also thinking of adding tamales this year. I mean, they are good any day of the year, but YUM! I think it would make our Thanksgiving more…well, us.
We’re just a few days away…I think it’s time for me to get to work!
Another tradition we have is our elf, Tucker coming to visit after Thanksgiving. Diego asks for Tucker all year ’round. It’s his best friend. He was SO sad when Tucker left back to the North Pole last year. I can’t wait to see what crazy things Tucker gets into this year! He’s always making such a mess in the house!
This year, JCPenney wants to celebrate the real spirit within Latino households. The different cultures, the different traditions that Latino families have. It’s exciting to see they are the first retailer to celebrate what REAL Latino holidays are all about.
JCPenney has chosen real choir singers, boys and girls, to be a part of the JCPenney Choir and share their stories of their multicultural families and how they celebrate the holidays.
Check out this video (and leave her some encouraging comments) where Camila talks about her families traditions combining Argentinian and American traditions:
You can check out more of these amazing kids stories on the JCPenney Latino YouTube Channel!
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